Case: EEOC v. CNC Developments, Inc.

8:05-cv-01814 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Filed Date: Sept. 29, 2005

Closed Date: 2007

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Case Summary

On September 29, 2005, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") filed a lawsuit in the Middle District Court of Florida, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, against CNC Developments, Inc. The EEOC sought injunctive relief, compensatory damages, punitive damages, and other forms of affirmative relief claiming that the defendant terminated the complainant's employment after its management found out she was married to an African American.

On March 30, 2007, after little substantive litigation, the District Court (Judge Susan Bucklew) entered a consent decree where the defendant, among other things, agreed to pay the complainant $27,500.

Summary Authors

Perry Miska (4/11/2014)

People

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Judge(s)

Bucklew, Susan C. (Florida)

Jenkins, Elizabeth A. (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Curtin, Nora E. (Florida)

Franklin-Thomas, Delner (Florida)

Thompson, Liquita Lewis (Texas)

Von Greiff, Carla J. (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Ferrer, Jose M. (Florida)

Hammett, J. Richard (Texas)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Gomez-Fernandez, Maritza I. (Puerto Rico)

Singletary, Cary R. (Florida)

Judge(s)

Bucklew, Susan C. (Florida)

Jenkins, Elizabeth A. (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Curtin, Nora E. (Florida)

Franklin-Thomas, Delner (Florida)

Thompson, Liquita Lewis (Texas)

Von Greiff, Carla J. (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Ferrer, Jose M. (Florida)

Hammett, J. Richard (Texas)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Gomez-Fernandez, Maritza I. (Puerto Rico)

Singletary, Cary R. (Florida)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

March 30, 2007 Docket
1

Complaint

Sept. 29, 2005 Complaint
23

Consent Decree

March 30, 2007 Settlement Agreement

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6370913/us-equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-cnc-developments-inc/

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT against CNC Developments, Inc.; jury demand, filed by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(ag) (Entered: 09/30/2005)

Sept. 29, 2005 PACER
2

Summons issued as to CNC Developments, Inc. Consent(s) issued. (ag) (Entered: 09/30/2005)

Sept. 29, 2005 PACER
3

RETURN of service executed on 11/11/05 by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as to CNC Developments, Inc. (ag) (Entered: 12/01/2005)

Nov. 30, 2005 PACER
4

ANSWER to complaint and Affirmative Defenses by CNC Developments, Inc. (Ferrer, Jose) (Entered: 12/01/2005)

Dec. 1, 2005 PACER
5

CERTIFICATE of interested persons and corporate disclosure statement by CNC Developments, Inc.. (Ferrer, Jose) (Entered: 12/01/2005)

Dec. 1, 2005 PACER
6

APPEARANCE of non-resident counsel and designation of local counsel by Jose M. Ferrer on behalf of CNC Developments, Inc.. Local Counsel: Jose Ferrer. Non-Resident Counsel: J. Richard Hammett. (Ferrer, Jose) (Entered: 12/01/2005)

Dec. 1, 2005 PACER
7

APPEARANCE of non-resident counsel and designation of local counsel by Jose M. Ferrer on behalf of CNC Developments, Inc.. Local Counsel: Jose M. Ferrer. Non-Resident Counsel: Liquita Lewis Thompson. (Ferrer, Jose) (Entered: 12/01/2005)

Dec. 1, 2005 PACER
8

ENDORSED ORDER granting 7 motion to appear pro hac vice. Liquita Lewis Thompson is directed to sign up for CM/ECF, enter an email address in her CM/ECF account, and electronically file a notice of compliance with this Court's Order by January 13, 2006. The Clerk is directed not to send paper copies to Liquita Lewis Thompson after sending this Order. Signed by Judge Susan C Bucklew on 12/13/2005. (bs) (Entered: 12/13/2005)

Dec. 13, 2005 PACER
9

ENDORSED ORDER granting 6 motion to appear pro hac vice. Richard Hammett is directed to sign up for CM/ECF, enter an email address in his CM/ECF account, and electronically file a notice of compliance with this Court's Order by January 13, 2006. The Clerk is directed not to send paper copies to Richard Hammett after sending this Order. Signed by Judge Susan C Bucklew on 12/13/2005. (bs) Modified on 12/28/2005 (ag). (Entered: 12/13/2005)

Dec. 13, 2005 PACER
10

CERTIFICATE of compliance re 9 Order, for CM/ECF Compliance by J. Richard Hammett by CNC Developments, Inc.. (Hammett, J.) (Entered: 01/10/2006)

Jan. 10, 2006 RECAP
11

CERTIFICATE of compliance re 8 Order, for CM/ECF Compliance by Liquita Lewis Thompson by CNC Developments, Inc.. (Thompson, Liquita) (Entered: 01/10/2006)

Jan. 10, 2006 PACER
12

CASE MANAGEMENT REPORT. (Gomez, Maritza) (Entered: 01/18/2006)

Jan. 18, 2006 PACER
13

NOTICE by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Notice of Designation for Receipt of Service Via CM/ECF System (Gomez, Maritza) (Entered: 01/26/2006)

Jan. 26, 2006 PACER
14

CASE MANAGEMENT AND SCHEDULING ORDER: Joinder of Parties due by 6/8/2006. Discovery due by 2/2/2007. Dispositive motions due by 3/2/2007. Pretrial Conference set for 6/7/2007 08:30 AM in Courtroom 14 A before Judge Susan C Bucklew. Conduct mediation hearing by 2/16/2007. Lead counsel to coordinate dates. This case is set for a jury trial on the July 2007 trial calendar. Signed by Judge Susan C Bucklew on 2/7/2006. (bs) (Entered: 02/07/2006)

Feb. 7, 2006 PACER
15

NOTICE by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, CNC Developments, Inc. Stipulation of Selection of Mediator (Gomez, Maritza) (Entered: 04/06/2006)

April 6, 2006 PACER
16

NOTICE by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Gomez, Maritza) (Entered: 04/13/2006)

April 13, 2006 PACER
17

NOTICE by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission NOTICE OF SCHEDULED MEDIATION (Wells, Michael) (Entered: 12/21/2006)

Dec. 21, 2006 PACER
18

NOTICE by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of Substitution of Counsel (Von Greiff, Carla) (Entered: 01/30/2007)

Jan. 30, 2007 PACER
19

Joint MOTION to extend time to EXTEND SCHEDULING ORDER DEADLINES by CNC Developments, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Ferrer, Jose) (Entered: 02/01/2007)

2 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order

View on PACER

Feb. 1, 2007 PACER
20

ORDER granting 19 Motion to extend scheduling order deadlines. See order for details. Signed by Judge Susan C Bucklew on 2/5/2007. (lc, ) (Entered: 02/05/2007)

Feb. 5, 2007 PACER
21

MEDIATION REPORT Hearing held on 2/13/2007 Hearing outcome: IMPASSE(Singletary, Cary) (Entered: 02/16/2007)

Feb. 16, 2007 PACER
22

Joint MOTION For Approval of Consent Decree by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Consent Decree)(Von Greiff, Carla) (Entered: 03/29/2007)

2 Exhibit Consent Decree

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March 29, 2007 PACER
23

ORDER granting 22 Joint Motion for approval of consent decree. The Clerk is directed to terminate any remaining motions and to close this case. Signed by Judge Susan C Bucklew on 3/30/2007. (lc, ) (Entered: 03/30/2007)

March 30, 2007 PACER

State / Territory: Florida

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 29, 2005

Closing Date: 2007

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of a complainant who was allegedly fired for being married a Black man.

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

CNC Developments, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 27,500

Order Duration: 2007 - 2009

Content of Injunction:

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Discrimination Prohibition

Monitoring

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Marriage

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits